Ao Air (f/k/a O2 O2)

Innovative protection from air pollution and airborne pathogens


Jerry Mauger

Director, CTO & Co-Founder

Dan Bowden

CEO & Co-Founder

Ilya Venske

Marketing & Co-Founder

Company details

Ao Air facewear cleans the air of pathogens and pollutants using proprietary nanofibers. Their lightweight, battery-powered facewear “engineers” the air using a fan to create positive air pressure behind a shield, protecting the user without requiring a seal. The mask protects the user from 99.75% of 0.25 micron (250nm) particulates / pathogens. There is an option for customizable filtration that allows for combatting specific threats.

Compared to a market leading N95 mask, they are 44-67% cooler, 20-41% less humid and have 60-90% less CO2 inside the breathing area. They have working prototypes, and are aiming to have scaled production ready in the next 2-3 months.

Ao Air was formerly known as O2 O2.

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